A dental emergency can happen anytime, whether it impacts your mouth, teeth, or gums. Century Smile is a Culver City & Century City emergency dentist that caters to the Los Angeles County area, and is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to suit your needs. Our dentists, hygienists, and support staff at Century Smile are all trained to handle dental emergencies and will keep the environment calm, relaxing, and informative while working with you.
Symptoms of a dental emergency include:
• Bleeding that doesn’t stop
• Painful swelling in or around your mouth
• Pain in a tooth, teeth or jaw bone
• Gum infection with pain or swelling
• Dry socket
• Other conditions causing pain, irritation and/or swelling
• Broken or knocked-out tooth
• You break or fracture a tooth
• You bite your tongue and can’t stop the bleeding
Call Our Phone Line 310.836.6161 for Emergency Dental Care
Many types of dental work can be scheduled weeks or even months out – routine checkups, teeth whitening, or veneers. However, some problems require immediate attention – getting a blow to the mouth, suffering extreme pain, or experiencing an infection. We have an emergency phone line that is staffed 24/7. Call our emergency dental clinic for immediate assistance 310.836.6161.
You may be in pain or be suffering from a problem, but are not sure if it is an actual emergency. Call our office 310.836.6161 to talk to our friendly staff. They lets you know if you need to come in right away or if there are measures you can take to ease your pain.
Tips for Dealing with Common Dental Emergency Issues
Knowing what to do in a serious or time-sensitive situation can instantly improve your odds of feeling more comfortable and save vital oral structures. Following are some tips for dealing with common situations.
Normally, a toothache means that there is an issue with the inside of a tooth. A toothache means that the nerve endings of a tooth are involved. Until you can see us, you can take over the counter pain relief medication to alleviate discomfort. Cold compresses on the side of the face can also help with swelling and pain.
If a tooth has been knocked out or chipped, it is important to act fast. First, put the piece(s) of a tooth in milk or Save-A-Tooth solution (available at most pharmacies and big grocery stores). This will help keep the pieces or piece of your tooth alive. In the meantime, control bleeding with a piece of sterile gauze and call our office immediately.
We hope that you never have to endure a dental emergency, but if you do, our team is here to help you get back on track.
We take all PPO dental insurance. No insurance? We’ve got you covered. Inquire about individual coverage options such as Aflac or financing options such Alphaeon® Credit and CareCredit® and even if you can’t afford to pay in full, we are willing to arrange an in-house payment plan.